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Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/9/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bell Centre
Montreal, PQ
The Line
Montreal +110 / Toronto -130 / over-under: 6.6
TV Channel
TVA, CBC
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The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Montreal Canadiens in Saturday NHL action.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won four of five after outscoring visiting Ottawa 5-4 on Wednesday. Magnus Paajarvi paced Ottawa with two goals with Matt Duchene and Thomas Chabot also lighting the lamp.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau also logged a pair of helpers for the Senators and Craig Anderson was charged with five goals on 30 shots to get the loss.

The balanced Maple Leafs received scoring off the sticks of Zach Hyman, Andreas Johnsson, Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Morgan Rielly.

Mitch Marner supplied the Maple Leafs with a pair of helpers and Frederik Andersen picked up the win with four goals given up on 44 shots.

The Montreal Canadiens have emerged from the All Star with three straight wins after downing visiting Winnipeg 5-2 on Thursday.

The Jets received scoring off the sticks of Mark Scheifele in the first and Brendan Lemieux in the third while Connor Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 53 shots.

Jonathan Drouin paced Montreal with a pair of goals with Shea Weber, Phillip Danault and Jesperi Kotkaniemi adding markers.

Danault logged three helpers with Brenden Gallagher assisiting twice to make the Canadiens and easy winner on the strength of 32 stops by Carey Price.

Maple Leafs are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and Maple Leafs are 45-19 in their last 64 games as a favorite and Maple Leafs are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. 

Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Canadiens are 8-2 in their last 10 overall and 

Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog. Maple Leafs are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Montreal and under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal.

Both teams have been playing well but the Canadiens have been hot since before the All Star break…

Pick:
Montreal +110

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